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Building Bridges: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Provokes School Bus Strike




Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
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Mayor Bloomberg Provokes School Bus Strike, Hurting
Workers, Parents and Children
with
ATU Local 1181 attorney Richard Gilberg
and
Jimmy Hedge Executive Board Member/Delegate,
Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local 1181

Union busting is disgusting. NYC's Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181,
representing school bus drivers, matrons, and mechanics was forced onto
picketlines to save its very existence, due to Mayor Bloomberg's insistence
on removing Employee Protection Provisions from contract language
affecting the 9,000 workers. This change would impact current and future
union members, allow companies to low bid contractors due to cheap labor,
and put 150,000 childrenâs lives in the hands of inexperienced drivers to
navigate the hectic streets of NYC. This is a lose lose situation for union
members and our families!
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National Edition. We'd like to have an accurate list of which stations
are airing Building Bridges. So please let us know!
knash@igc.org

Building Bridges is regularly broadcast live over WBAI,
99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from
7-8pm EST and is streamed, and archived cast at
www.wbai.org

Building Bridges National Edition is regularly broadcast over:

WAPJ, Torrington, CT.
WOOL, Great Falls, Vermont and New Hampshire
KKRN Bella Vista, CA
KGHI, Westport, WA
KSVR, Mount Vernon, WA
WAZU, Peoria, Illinois
KMEC, Ukiah, CA
KOWA, Olympia Washington .
WHUS, Storrs, CT
WMNF HD FM Tampa, Florida
WPVM - MAIN-FM Asheville, NC
WERU Blue Hill and Bangor, Maine
WGOT - Gainesville, Florida.
WUOW - Oneonta, N.Y.
WWUH, - West Hartford, CT
WVJW- Benwood, WV
KRFP, Moscow, ID
KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
KSOW,Cottage Grove, Oregon
WKNH ,Keene, NH
CKDU, Halifax, N.S., Canada
WRPI, Troy, New York
WNRB, Wausau, WI
KGIG, Modesta, California
East Hill Radio, Snoqualmie, WA
KSKQ, Ashland, Oregon
KWMD, Kasiloff-Anchorage, Alaska
WPRR, Grand Rapids, Michigan

as well as internet stations:

Channel107, UK
Geneva Radio, Geneva, N.Y.
WTF Radio, Bodega Bay CA
CPR Metro, NYC
Radio Free Radical
Radio Free Kansas
Radio Veronica, West Point, PA
Catalystradio.org, U.K.
WXXE
Seattle Radical Radio
Radio for Peace International
Labourstart
AmericanFM.org
Grateful Dread Public Radio
Detour Network, Knoxville, TN
KDX Radio, Homeland, North American
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For archived Building Bridges Programs go to
our website:
www.buildingbridgesradio.org


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